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  0 Thread: Honing Guide
Post: RE: Honing Guide

If its working Mark, you are good. The concern I'd express to someone else would be, those tears are happening because the edge is "submarining" into the matrix (paper) which isn't great. That's the...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 22 3,227 04-19-2023, 12:51 PM
  0 Thread: Honing Guide
Post: RE: Honing Guide

MarkWells Wrote: (04-18-2023, 06:56 AM) -- Adam, one of the things I have learned over time is that the entire sharpening system has to fit together.  For example, I use the 3M paper, which I believe...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 22 3,227 04-18-2023, 07:44 PM
  0 Thread: Honing Guide
Post: RE: Honing Guide

I know you didn't ask, but there are many benefits to ditching the honing guides. Honing guides make more sense for slow cutting media. They make more sense for wider blades that take longer to hone...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 22 3,227 04-17-2023, 07:44 PM
  0 Thread: Lapping Fluid
Post: RE: Lapping Fluid

Mark, I think Joel said Norton uses pressure (or vacuum) to force a Vaseline like substance into some stones. Or I’m dreaming. Forcing Vaseline in with a putty knife, or heating the stone, and then do...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 22 2,859 04-16-2023, 09:03 AM
  0 Thread: Stanley precision saw set breaks saw tooth
Post: RE: Stanley precision saw set breaks saw tooth

You’re right. The instructions suck and it’s perfectly sensible to set the anvil to the tooth count and expect the tool to work. Saw sharpening has always been a black art. There are tons of storie...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 13 2,149 04-16-2023, 08:00 AM
  0 Thread: Stanley precision saw set breaks saw tooth
Post: RE: Stanley precision saw set breaks saw tooth

Love the title “saw set breaks tooth”. Like a news story from the onion. You broke the teeth. Pedder is right, the numbers are meaningless. I’ve never used 4 on any saw. I think I set the anvil to hit...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 13 2,149 04-14-2023, 03:41 PM
  0 Thread: Lapping Fluid
Post: RE: Lapping Fluid

Timberwolf Wrote: (04-13-2023, 07:59 AM) -- ......................... Diamond plates have no pores. If they have no "pores" what are the spaces on the surface "between" the diamond particles ca...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 22 2,859 04-13-2023, 07:31 PM
  0 Thread: Lapping Fluid
Post: RE: Lapping Fluid

Why are you using any fluid on a diamond plate? What is the purpose of that fluid? Is this a cleaner? DMT recommends using their products dry or sometimes with water only. Any lubricant with slow the ...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 22 2,859 04-13-2023, 06:53 AM
  0 Thread: Help with hand planes
Post: RE: Help with hand planes

For what it’s worth, I started what I’d call “continuous sharpening” many years ago where I sharpen periodically during work and not as a separate activity upon completion of a job or day’s efforts. D...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 38 4,280 03-25-2023, 12:58 PM
  0 Thread: Help with hand planes
Post: RE: Help with hand planes

[quote="Leandre" pid="8134435" dateline="1679520711"… every plane is a smoother, that make me chuckle. I think this will be a nice learning process. Now I've just for to stop buying tools and buy some...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 38 4,280 03-23-2023, 12:22 PM
  0 Thread: Help with hand planes
Post: RE: Help with hand planes

Sorry to write so much. This is my how to answer: If you want to smooth wood that’s machined flat with a hand plane, you need to be able to sharpen. You need a good consistent and correct bevel ang...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 38 4,280 03-22-2023, 08:11 AM
  0 Thread: Help with hand planes
Post: RE: Help with hand planes

Ray Newman Wrote: (03-21-2023, 09:24 PM) -- "At the end of the day, I think the overwhelming percentage of a plane or chisel’s performance lies in how well you sharpen it. This makes hand tools funda...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 38 4,280 03-22-2023, 07:56 AM
  0 Thread: Help with hand planes
Post: RE: Help with hand planes

Admiral Wrote: (03-21-2023, 05:22 PM) -- Adam, first, I totally respect your opinions and totally agree with your sharpening focus, but differ as to this latter point.  "Any make" I can't agree with,...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 38 4,280 03-21-2023, 07:42 PM
  0 Thread: Help with hand planes
Post: RE: Help with hand planes

At the end of the day, I think the overwhelming percentage of a plane or chisel’s performance lies in how well you sharpen it. This makes hand tools fundamentally unlike the choice between a WEN track...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 38 4,280 03-20-2023, 08:24 PM
  0 Thread: 1/8" chisel sharpening
Post: RE: 1/8" chisel sharpening

Depending on the cut, a flat back isn’t always required or advantageous. I think you should hone front to back on a fine stone and infrequently. When you need to resharpen, hone the bevel and strop th...
adamcherubini Woodworking Hand Tools 15 2,240 03-10-2023, 10:24 PM
  0 Thread: PEX and mice?
Post: RE: PEX and mice?

goaliedad Wrote: (03-01-2023, 08:25 PM) -- When I worked for one of the national soft drink companies we used a Pex like product for fountain systems, I never saw any mouse damage to the lines.  I di...
adamcherubini Home Improvement 24 2,410 03-01-2023, 11:20 PM
  0 Thread: PEX and mice?
Post: RE: PEX and mice?

EightFingers Wrote: (03-01-2023, 03:25 PM) -- Doesn’t the WH run more on a recirculating system? Would the savings on water be less than the additional energy to run the WH? -- Good question. Not 10...
adamcherubini Home Improvement 24 2,410 03-01-2023, 11:15 PM
  0 Thread: PEX and mice?
Post: RE: PEX and mice?

Snipe Hunter Wrote: (02-28-2023, 05:35 AM) -- I wouldn't be surprised if copper supply pipe goes the way of the dodo real soon aside for being sold for repairs. It's very cost and labor prohibitive. ...
adamcherubini Home Improvement 24 2,410 02-28-2023, 08:44 PM
  0 Thread: PEX and mice?
Post: RE: PEX and mice?

I had copper in my apartment spring leaks in pin holes. Place is maybe 20th s old. Some sort of corrosion? I think for freak eventualities, I’d rather have PEX. And I suspect the folks starting that r...
adamcherubini Home Improvement 24 2,410 02-26-2023, 06:55 PM
  0 Thread: Stone wall tuckpointing
Post: RE: Stone wall tuckpointing

Yeah I did it a year ago. We used regular ole quikrete mortar. We did excavate the exterior side, Parge and water proof. We installed a french drain to relieve any pressure. It’s been done dry no bulg...
adamcherubini Home Improvement 5 576 02-25-2023, 10:34 AM

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